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Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, July 14, 1915, page 3:
LEVY ON TELECTROPHONE COMPANY, $1,500,000 CONCERN
Business Said to Be to Supply News and Concerts by Wire.
A levy was made today by Constable Hauf, of Magistrate Tracy's office, against the Pennsylvania Telectrophone Company, for a bill of $187 due the Bulletin Building, where the company has offices, and for a salary bill of $60 due to Miss Cecelia M. Parratt an employe of the concern. Miss Parratt is said to have run the office alone for the last year; she claims that her salary has not been paid for several weeks.
The Pennsylvania Telectrophone Company was incorporated under the laws of Delaware several years ago with a capitalization of $1,500,000. The object of the concern was said to be to instal telectrophones in homes and stores in the city, and to give the news of the day, sporting results and varied concerts, including even readings and lectures. Officers of the company are Albert D. Miller, president; Joseph W. Kesfler, vice president; Charles F. Helm, treasurer, and E. B. Raup secretary. All are residents of Shamolin, Pa.
According to Miss Parratt, the company had been inactive since April, 1914. She said that business was booming when the company was first started, but that there has been a decided slump in the last year. Miss Parratt says the officers have been attempting to raise more capital.